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March 8th, 2016

The Right to Be an Independent State?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

March 8th, 2016

The Right to Be an Independent State?

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

John Breuilly/ Cara Nine

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6.30 – 8.00pm, Tuesday 8 March 2016
Wolfson Theatre, LSE

Speakers
John Breuilly, Emeritus Professor of Nationalism and Ethnicity (LSE)
Cara Nine, Lecturer in Philosophy (University College Cork)

Chair
Peter Dennis, Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Recent years have seen numerous calls for independence: in Kosovo, South Sudan, Scotland, Catalonia, and in Eastern parts of Ukraine. Are all declarations of independence created equal, or are some more legitimate than others? What gives a territory the right to become an independent country, and under what conditions can a state prevent it from doing so?

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